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Arkansas's Big River Steel has found its home in the heart of America's Delta Region

John CorrentiIn January 2013, Big River Steel LLC announced plans to build a $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County, Ark., that will directly employ more than 500 people with additional opportunities for suppliers and contractors numbering about 2,000 jobs. The company plans to produce steel for the automotive, oil and gas, and electrical energy industries. Construction of the mill will take approximately two years.

When the company chose Arkansas, they did so for many reasons including the quality of the area's workforce.

"Having lived in Arkansas for over 20 years and having been involved in building and operating two other world-class steel mills in the state, I know first-hand that the quality of the workforce in Arkansas is outstanding and well-suited for the high-paying jobs we intend to create," said Big River Steel's CEO John Correnti. "Arkansas's geographic location in the heart of the markets we intend to serve, the state's well-developed transportation infrastructure as well as the availability of reliable electrical power and the 'can do attitude' of the government officials in Little Rock, Mississippi County and Osceola make Arkansas a great place for Big River Steel to make its investment."

  
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